This is a very sad news,
It made me even more sad when I looked closely at the identity of the nine who died;
Except for the van driver, all of them are women.
And these women were elderly.
It made me wondered what were they doing working in a farm and traveling in a van to go to work like that.
Can't they just rest at home?
And they are Chinese.
Many people think that all Chinese in this country are rich.
Why then those elderly ladies needed to work in a farm despite their age?
When the story first came out this morning, and the identity of the victims were not yet known, many would have thought that the farm workers must be foreigners. Most likely Indonesians and Bangladeshis.
Now that we know who they are, I'm amazed as to why eight elderly Chinese women had to work as farm hands and then their life ended tragically like that.
Sorry, I'm really sad over this tragedy.
Thinking of the victims made me miss my mom, grandma and grandpa very much.
After finishing school, my mom worked as a waitress in Singapore for two years to save money to further her studies in Taiwan. She is still working today.
My grandma operated a koey teow stall and my grandpa used to be a carpenter. They only stopped working when they were in their 70s.
They are okay, but not rich.
Seriously, not all Chinese in this country are rich.